Doors are essential to your home’s safety, protection and security. Like windows, they require regular upkeep to remain energy-efficient and in good shape. One of the best times of the year to tackle window maintenance is spring due to the typically mild weather.
Here are a few spring maintenance tips for your patio doors.
Check Your Doors for Damage
Your patio doors likely took a beating during the winter. Inspect your patio doors for damage such as broken locks, loose weatherstripping, rotten wood, peeling paint, clogged door tracks and broken hinges. If your door has a screen, see if it slides properly. If the screen is damaged or ripped, replace it as soon as possible.
If you need new doors, invest in high-quality ones. Energy-efficient replacement windows and doors help in keeping your home comfortable as well as lowering your heating and cooling costs.
Clean Your Doors
Using the cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer and a soft cloth, wipe away dirt, dust and other debris from the glass. Make sure to only use cleaning products and methods recommended by the manufacturer to keep your warranty valid. Don’t forget to clean the door tracks to maintain smooth operation.
It May Be Time for an Upgrade
If cleaning your patio doors isn’t enough to bring back their beautiful appearance, it may be time to get new ones. Late spring is a great time to replace windows and doors.
Make sure to hire an experienced contractor for your new patio doors like Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod. We install some of the most energy-efficient replacement windows and patio doors in the industry. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, MA.